"This lavish book captures both the beauty and the strangeness of amber; the beauty, in glorious, honey-toned color images of some of the world's most exquisite amber artifacts; the strangeness, in close-ups of leaf fragments, tiny feathers, or whole bees buried among bubbles of ancient air."Reseña del editor:
The unique properties of amber (fossilized tree resin) have long intrigued many people, and never more so than now. This fascinating book, which accompanied the most comprehensive exhibition about amber ever mounted, organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, explores the various aspects of this remarkable material, from its part in delineating evolutionary history, though study of the folklore surrounding it, to its use in decorative arts and jewelry. The 230 gorgeous and amazingly varied photographs and drawings vividly illuminate the roles of amber in both nature and art. Author David A. Grimaldi, associate curator and chairman of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology, looks at the origins and properties of amber and discusses how the objects, called inclusions, preserved within it provide not only clues to where, when, and how species of flora and fauna originated and developed, but also fascinating stories of how particular ones lived and died. Reproductions of amber pieces are supplemented by historical engravings and photographs as well as line drawings by the author that "map" what is going on within amber samples, highlighted by his reconstruction of an ancient Dominican forest from the clues provided by amber found there. A selected bibliography and index round out this engrossing and readable book, now available as an affordable paperback, which will delight lovers of science, history, and art as well as anyone intrigued by stories of how we - and our world - have evolved.
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Descripción Apr 01, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW.CASE-TB-64 Amber: Window to the Past. Nº de ref. de la librería 752903
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